Fasting: we’ve all heard of it. Countless celebrities and bestselling books have touted the benefits of fasting for weight loss, but what most of us don’t know is that the benefits of fasting extend far beyond that: the latest scientific findings show that fasting is the best and easiest way for us to fight disease and slow aging.
In The Fasting Fix, Dr. Andreas Michalsen—one of the world’s leading experts on fasting—lays out the clear, indisputable science that fasting, when combined with a healthy diet, is the key to healing chronic illnesses and living longer.
Dr. Michalsen draws from his decades of medical practice and original, cutting-edge scientific research, along with his deep knowledge about the human body and evolutionary history, to distill the simple truth about what and how we should eat in order to live healthier, longer lives.
Learn which foods to eat and which we should avoid. And learn the specific fasting program—therapeutic fasting, intermittent fasting, or a combination of both—that will most benefit your specific lifestyle and health needs.
With stories from patients he has successfully treated and detailed treatment programs for the most common chronic diseases—obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, arthrosis, rheumatism, irritable bowel syndrome, skin diseases, allergies and asthma, migraines, depression, neurological diseases, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer—Dr. Michalsen shows us why other diets have failed, and how we can finally be healthy.
About the Author
Andreas Michalsen, MD, PhD, is professor of clinical complementary medicine at the Charité University Medical Center Berlin, the largest university hospital in Europe. He is also head of the department of internal and complementary medicine at Immanuel Hospital Berlin. Dr. Michalsen is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, nutritional medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has published more than two hundred scientific articles in top medical journals and has collaborated with Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Southern California, the Mayo Clinic, and many other institutions. He is the author of the international bestseller The Nature Cure.
Praise for Dr. Andreas Michalsen and The Fasting Fix
“Michalsen, a professor of clinical complementary medicine at the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin, lays out the science behind how fasting, combined with a healthy diet, can help people manage chronic illness and live longer lives.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Dr. Michalsen] is one of the best doctors of natural medicine I have ever known. His therapies are based on solid scientific and clinical pillars. In the field of therapeutic fasting, his clinic in Berlin is among the most prestigious in the world and is at the forefront of experimentation and implementation of new scientific discoveries on patients with diseases ranging from hypertension, diabetes, cancer, to multiple sclerosis.” —Valter Longo, PhD, author of The Longevity Diet
“Professor Michalsen is a world expert in natural health approaches and now he makes his wisdom available to all.” —Wayne B. Jonas, MD, author of How Healing Works
“Dr. Andreas Michalsen has impeccable medical credentials and has been curing thousands upon thousands of patients for more than thirty years.” —Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and coauthor of Anticancer Living